What’s worse than having a misshapen nose that takes away from your appearance? Going through surgery to have it corrected and several months later realizing you’re worse off than you were before. Unfortunately, not all nose surgeons are equal: The wrong one and the wrong situation can lead to a botched nose job, according to renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Toriumi. That’s why picking the right surgeon from the start is so invaluable. Fortunately, you can take some steps to recover from a failed rhinoplasty by seeing a surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty.
Why May a Nose Job Fail?
Nose jobs can end up taking a turn for the worse for a number of reasons
One question that may especially bug you when you look in the mirror is, “How could surgery on such a small part of my face be so hard to get right?”
A rhinoplasty gone bad can understandably be emotionally devastating, decreasing your self-esteem and thus keeping you from wanting to show your face to family and friends. Your social life and overall well-being can be negatively affected as a result, so it’s not something to take lightly.
Nose Jobs Are Complex
Because nose jobs remain a relatively popular and often successful surgery in the United States, it’s easy to take for granted how complex they really are. The truth is that many plastic surgeons view rhinoplasty as the hardest facial cosmetic procedure. It’s part of the reason why revision rhinoplasty — surgery done to correct a poorly done nose job — is on the rise.
With revision rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make changes and corrections that caused or failed to resolve functional or cosmetic problems., Some revision rhinoplasty involves complex surgery to correct problems such as breathing issues, noticeable deformities, and asymmetries.
Revision Rhinoplasty Can be Challenging, Too
Revision rhinoplasty may sound simple, but in reality, it can be more challenging than the initial surgery. Why? Because your surgeon has to tackle issues that may not have been present before the first procedure.
However, a competent surgeon can address these issues effectively. Sometimes the surgeon will take cartilage from another area of the body to use in the nose; in some cases, building a totally new framework beneath the skin in the nose area may be necessary.
In spite of the challenges nose surgeons may face when performing revision rhinoplasty, positive results are quite possible. However, having realistic expectations is critical when attempting to achieve an ideal result, just as with first-time surgery. You can consider yourself to be in the winner’s circle after corrective rhinoplasty if your surgeon was able to erase your malformations and make you look and feel respectable again.